The United States Postal Office plans not to close as many as 3,700 low-revenue post offices.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says the agency will maintain a part-time post-office presence in rural areas, with access to retail lobbies and post office boxes.
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It's a push to get rural folks to wear their seat belts.
The Colorado State Patrol along with 29 other rural law enforcement agencies will be writing citations during their "Click It or Ticket" program.
It started Monday and will run through Easter Sunday.
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Pueblo Rural fire crews are working three small fires east of Pueblo. According to Sheriff's Office dispatchers the fires are all burning in fields.
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Pueblo County Sheriff's Officers are at a home in Hatchet Ranch south of Pueblo that caught fire around 9 a.m.
Hatchet Ranch is in the Colorado City area. The home is in a rural area east of Highway 50. At this time we do not believe anyone was injured... more »
The Pueblo Rural Fire Department put out a fire east of Pueblo this afternoon along 44th Lane.
Five homes were threatened by the fire, which was helped by very dry conditions and fanned by gusty winds. One modular home and two vehicles were destroyed.
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Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision.
Gov. Bill Ritter said Monday he made the change to help rural hospitals that don't have anesthesiologists on staff.
Anesthesiologists fought the proposal, saying it would put lives at risk.
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Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that Colorado will opt out of a federal Medicare rule that requires physician supervision in rural hospitals for certified registered nurse anesthetists. Colorado will join 15 other states - many of them large, Western and rural - that have opted out of the rule since... more »
The Denver regional office of the U.S. Census Bureau will start counting soon, beginning with the rural areas first.
People who receive their mail by P.O. box will find a letter soon letting them know that census takers will start visiting houses March 1 to drop off questionnaires.
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Colorado transportation officials say more than half of traffic deaths in the state are on rural roads, and many of the victims aren't wearing seat belts. They're hoping to change that.
From Feb. 18-24, the Colorado State Patrol and law-enforcement agencies in 30 counties will step up enforcement of... more »